Hi all, this is my first post here! 🤗
I realised last year that my weight had ballooned to 12st 11lbs over the last couple of years. I am 5' 2". I have been overweight for probably the last 12 years and even before that I was always on the upper end of healthy BMI, I am 43 yr old female. I had been really stressed out with work for the past few years that I hardly noticed what was happening until I went away on holiday with friends and couldn't keep up with them in lots of activities. Part of that was due to smoking but I had become so unfit and overweight.
I started Jane Plan in November and lost weight very quickly, around 20lbs in 7 weeks. I have now plateaued at 11st 2 and can't shift the extra weight. I can't maintain the Jane plan diet anymore. The calories are too low and I have become bored of the food. I quit smoking in January which has become my main priority but apart from a couple of crazy food cravings in the first couple of weeks of qutting smoking, my diet has been fairly ok. I have increased my exercise, am running 3 times a week and going to gym and pool. I have another 3 weeks of the Jane Plan food left so will continue till the end as don't want to waste the money. I think I can maintain the level of exercise as I am loving it and feel great but don't know what to do about my diet. I also work a mixture of very unsociable shifts including nights which makes a regular meal plans very difficult. I would love to get back to a healthy BMI which means losing about another 20lbs but feel very stuck!
Anyway, hello! and any advice would be much appreciated 😊